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Divorce 101

Divorce 101

First, there is a shock. Whether it was your spouse’s idea or your suggestion, the realization that your union won’t last “’til death do us part” requires a major mental reset.

Second, there are questions. Will it be expensive [1]? What happens to my retirement money [2]?

How will I begin to start over and have a new life? What about the kids?

Finding answers is not always easy. Often, it requires phone calls and meetings with multiple professionals. Now women can gather these responses all at once – at a monthly divorce workshop in Raleigh called Second Saturday Wake County.

The workshop offers women in the Triangle a safe place to get the score from experts in the field. They explain all the aspects of the process, step by step.

In attendance are:

While each divorce is unique and involves individual issues, here’s a brief look at the essential information.

The legal points surrounding divorce can be complex and thorny.

What you need to know: 

Even the person initiating a divorce will feel an emotional impact. Such a separation is a huge change in your life and the lives of your children.

What to do: 

No matter the legal terms of your divorce, your monetary picture will change. Women often end up with less disposable income, even after child support or alimony. Those who left careers to care for children may struggle to re-enter the workforce.

Steps to take:

The Second Saturday workshop, which can be found nationwide, is an arm of the Women’s Institute for Financial Education. WIFE is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to providing such education. Learn more at secondsaturdaywakecounty.com. [3]

Wendy Coulter, president & CEO of Hummingbird Creative Group in Cary, serves on the advisory board of Second Saturday Wake County Divorce Workshops.

Originally posted in Carolina Woman Magazine [4].